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Re: Alexander G. Flandreau, b ca.1850, NY
Posted by: Mary Andrews Date: September 19, 2000 at 23:07:24
In Reply to: Re: Alexander G. Flandreau, b ca.1850, NY by Peter Gunn of 135

I find that the names you came up with on the 1850 Census interesting. My Grandmother's Aunt was Lavinia Flandreau (born Sept. 1851) before she married Benjamin Fox (about 1870). Also the name Irving turns up in my Grandmother's sister's children. My Grandmother's sister had 12 children, and she named one of her sons Irving. He was born about 100 years ago.

Back in the 17th and 18th Centuries many first daughters were named after their paternal Grandmothers. I'm wondering if Irving and Lavinia Flandreau had another son, my David Flandreau. By 1850, he would have been 19 and out on his own. He married in Feb. 1851, and his oldest daughter was Lavinia (born 18 months after he married). If his mother was the Lavinia in this 1850 Census, she would have been 16 or 17 when David was born in Oct. 1830. It says that Irving was a Cooper. David was a carpenter and made windows in New York City, according to the 1860 New York City Directory. So, both men worked with wood in different ways.


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